Definitions

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  • v. To irritate.
  • v. To persist or continue with increasing exhaustion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. pass slowly (of time)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The task of converting the Russian railway system to the European gauge was barely started — at the beginning of August, Halder complained that there were only six thousand kilometres converted in the whole of the occupied territory — and the "tank transporter" concept (the practice of carrying the tanks on truck-drawn trailers to save wear on their tracks) was in its infancy.

    Barbarossa

  • You have noticed this nugget I wear on my watch-chain, steward?

    CHAPTER XIII

  • “Ghull,” or portable pillory, which reprobates will wear on Judgment Day.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Wherefore I put on my montero-cap, which was all I had left to wear on my head, and it was but a very little while that I had that to wear, for as soon as my father came where I was I lost that also.

    The History of Thomas Ellwood Written by Himself

  • But she has one thing in the drawer which she can venture to wear today, because she can hang it on the chain of dark-brown berries which she has been used to wear on grand days, with a tiny flat scent-bottle at the end of it tucked inside her frock; and she must put on her brown berries — her neck would look so unfinished without it.

    Adam Bede

  • I, Sarah Winnemucca, am a shell-flower, such as I wear on my dress.

    Life Among The Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims

  • The Kabinda negroes wear on their necks a little brown shell sealed with wax to preserve intact the fetish-medicine within.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • A shapeless figure bent over him, he smelt the fresh leather of the revolver belt; but what insignia did the figure wear on the sleeves and shoulder-straps of its uniform -- and in whose name did it raise the dark pistol barrel?

    Autumn

  • I am telling her all about round things, a biscuit cutter is round and the sun is and so is the moon, and a ring like you wear on your finger, and picking bright, crunchy, candy-covered sunflower seeds out of her outstretched hand.

    The Kitchen Daughter

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